a fine powder sprinkled or rubbed over the skin, especially after bathing.
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Sherbet Or Sherbert?In efforts to beat the summer heat, you may have encountered two different spellings of the same scrumptious treat: sherbet and sherbert. Why do both forms exist, and which one is correct? Sherbet (pronounced “shur-bit”) is the standard American spelling for the frozen mixture made from fruit and an additive of either milk, egg white, or gelatin. It comes from the name of a Persian drink …
Origin of toilet powder
First recorded in 1890–95
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